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Dec 18, 2012 5:00pm EST
to ensure the safety of our children. while we mourn the deaths of innocent children and their educators, we must bring ourselves together for an honest, real national conversation about every aspect of this terrible attack. it will be a difficult conversation, but it is the responsible and necessary next step for the children of this country, for the children of montana, and i look forward to rising to the challenge. earlier today i had the opportunity to sit in the president's chair, and i heard many members of this body speak of senator inouye. some spoke of his distinguished voice, a senator's senator, a great hero, a true patriot, a singularly iconic leader, an incredibly great man, a giant of the senate, a mountain of hawaii -- the list goes on and on and on. you know, they say the hardest thing to get in life is a friend, and the easiest thing to lose in life is a friend. danny inouye was a friend. i'll never forget when one of my neighbors came out to visit me. dan's office is right next-door to mine in the hart building. came out to visit -- now, make no mistake about it before -- b
Dec 17, 2012 12:00pm EST
mourns. and i wanted to take a moment of silence for newtown, connecticut. if you'd join me, please. thank you. i will tell you that this is an exciting day for many, many reasons, but for me the first thing i wanted to say is just thank you to my lord and savior, jesus christ, to be honester with you. i believe that -- [applause] when you start out in a single-participant household with a mom who would works 16 ha day and you're looking at a future that doesn't look as bright and you're living in north charleston, south carolina, you build a strength that comes from having the appreciation -- >> so we're going to break away from this program. you can watch all of this if you'd like on our web site, take you live now to the floor of the u.s. senate back in, starting legislative business here at 2:00 eastern. live coverage, as always, right here on c-span2. the presiding officer: the senate will come to order. the chaplain, dr. barry black, will lead the senate in prayer. the chaplain: let us pray. almighty and everlasting god, in whom we live and move and have our being,
Dec 18, 2012 12:00pm EST
add mine to the many voices mourning his passing and say to his family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. mr. president, danny inouye was something in our senate that i think we should all strive to be and that is he was a warrior but he was a gentle man. he was a man who was loyal to the core for not only his beliefs but also his friends. and if he gave you his word, his word was good. he is someone that every one of us who knew him cared for and regarded as a giant among us. in fact, i would say today that the senate has lost a gentle giant. thank you, mr. president. and i yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from maryland. mr. cardin: mr. president, i join with senator hutchison in paying tribute to senator daniel k. inouye. i rise today to pay tribute to our dear colleague. senator inouye was not one of the tallest senators. in fact, he had a slight built and a quite demeanor, but he was a giant. he will be missed by all here in the senate. people of his beloved hawaii will miss him. all americans will miss him. in the immediate af
Dec 18, 2012 9:00am EST
, for the moment of silence yesterday in this chamber. in my faith tradition, when you visit a house of mourning, one of the customs is for the visitor to sit silently with the mourners. and it's very awkward. it's actually not the natural thing we want to do but this tradition has come about because one, as an act of respect to the mourners because they may be in their own mourning internally. but the other, really -- and we want to allow them to speak first if thept to speak. but -- they want to speak. but the other is in the face of death and particularly the senseless, brutal deaths of these 26 in newtown, sometimes the best response is silence and all that the silence contains. so i thank my colleague, senator reid, for that moment of silence. senator blumenthal and i and our connecticut congressional delegation convened a vigil last night in which we all spoke and father con roy, the chaplain of the house offered prayer, chaplain black could not be there because he was at senator inouye's bedside with his family. we thank all of you who came last night. your presence metropolitan a lot to
Dec 20, 2012 5:00pm EST
of this capitol to mourn the loss and celebrate the life of one of our greatest colleagues, senator daniel k. inouye of hawaii. even noe now his desk sits draped in black and his chair with a lei flown in from his home state of hawaii and all of us this week have known and felt the change in this chamber. the senate has lost a giant, and america has lost a hero. danny inouye was truly a great man, and i feel blessed in my short time here, my two years, to have been -- had the opportunity to sit with him over a private lunch, to joke with him occasionally in the anti-room, to learn something of his spirit and his personality. he had such a big heart and such a wonderfully gracious spirit. most of the senators i've had the honor to come to know in these two years, i only knew as a great distance as a local elected official, at someone as a business community at home in delaware. and, frankly, when i asked senator inouye to lunch, i was intimidated. as a congressional medal of honor winner, as a giant of the senate, the chairman of the appropriations committee and the president pro tempore of t
Dec 21, 2012 9:00am EST
on our earthly pilgrimage. in your boundless compassion, console us who mourn, give us faith to see in death the gate of e eternal life so that in quiet confidence we may continue our course on earth until by your call we are reunited with those who have gone before through jesus christ, our lord, amen. >> a reading from lamentations. the steadfast love of the lord never ceases. his mercies never come to an end. they are anew every morning. great is your faithfulness. the lord is my portion, says my soul. therefore, i will hope in him. the lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul that seeks him. it is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the lord. for the lord will not reject forever. although he causes degree, he will have -- grief, he will have compassion accordance to the abundance of his steadfast love, for he does not willingingly afflict or grieve anyone. the word of the lord. >> thanks be to god. [background sounds] [background sounds] >> irene, kenny, members of the inouye family, all of us express our deepest condolences for your loss of this go
Dec 10, 2012 12:00pm EST
mourning the loss of a singer by the name of jenni rivera who was a huge star particularly in latin america. she died yesterday evening in a plane crash in northern mexico. jenni was a real american success story. she was born in california to immigrants from mexico. started working at her father's small record label in long beach, california, recorded from there there, made a number of top hits, she was recently in florida to receive a billboard aand performed at the the billboard awards. my mom was a huge fan of hers, also kind of equivalent "the voice" in mexico on the telemunddo network. she was a singer in a genre dominated by males. burr she sung frankly about her struggles to give her children a better life in this country. so her death is a real tragedy at a young age, and i know there are millions of people across the country and around the world mourning her loss today. she is survived by her five children and two grandchildren and our prayers go to her that god may grant her family the peace to deal with this difficult circumstance. mr. president, i come here today on december 10
Dec 19, 2012 5:00pm EST
action on this now. i know there are events planned for tonight. we are in the middle of a mourning for our colleague as well. but i systemly wanted to explain for the record -- but i simply wanted to explain for the record what it is we're attempting to do here. all of us are sensitive to the pain and the damage incurred by those in the northeast due to the catastrophic -- clearly catastrophic record-proportion hurricane that hit that sector of our country just weeks ago. and clearly that is something that falls in the category of an emergency, it goes beyond the ability of state and local jurisdictions to address with their own resources. they will participate in the recovery -- and they have. it's remarkable in this country virtually no state, no senator can stand and sumly say, well, we haven't been touched and not understand the need for the response that comes from disasters, whether they be tornadoes like occurred in my state of indiana just this past spring. we needed emergency help and response, and we received that. whether it is flooding that has occurred throughout the m
Dec 27, 2012 12:00pm EST
during a sad time. as we continue to mourn the loss of our champion, senator dan inouye. dan inouye will always be a legend in hawaii. we will never be -- he will never be replaced. at dan inouye's memorial service in honolulu this past weekend, i was reminded of how many people he touched in hawaii and across the country. we must honor his legacy by working together for the people of hawaii. i thank brian for volunteering for this incredible responsibility. he only learned of his appointment yesterday and did not have any time to spare. so he hopped on air force one and flew straight to washington to be sworn in here today. we need him here now because we are facing a major challenge, one that, regrettably, has been created by congress in our inability to thus far compromise. the looming spending cuts and tax increases known as the fiscal cliff must be fixed within the next five days. thank you, brian, for accepting this challenge. i'm here to help you in any way i can. while there are other talented leaders in hawaii who stepped forward and who would also have been excellent appoi
Dec 21, 2012 12:00pm EST
martha and mary in their disstress, draw near to us who mourn for daniel and dry the tears of those who weep. >> hear us, lord. >> you wept at the grave of lazerus, your friend. comfort us in our sorrow. >> hear us, lord. >> you raised the dead to life. give to our brother eternal life. >> hear us, lord. >> you promised paradise to the thief who repented. bring our brother to the joys of help. >> hear us, lord. >> comfort us in our sorrows at the death of our brother, let our faith be our consolation and eternal life our hope. god of all, we pray to you for daniel and for all of those whom we love but see no longer. grant to them eternal rest, let light shine upon them, may his soul and the souls of all the departed through the mercy of god rest in peace. >> amen. ♪ ♪ america, america ♪ god shed his grace on thee ♪ and crown thy good with brotherhood ♪ ♪ from sea to shining sea ♪ oh beautiful for spacious skies ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> give rest, chris, your ser advancement, your saint where sorrow and pain are no more and have life everlasting. you only are immortal
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